Rick Hacker is a physician assistant who practices at Phoenix Health Center.
He came to La Clinica from Regional Medical Center Primary Care, a rural health family practice clinic in Bamberg, South Carolina, and also has worked for Indian Health Services in Oklahoma and Arizona and Open Door Clinic, an Illinois clinic that provides services for patients with sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.
Rick holds a bachelor’s degree from the Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A physician assistant is a licensed medical professional who conducts physical exams, diagnoses and treats illness, orders tests, assists in surgery, and prescribes medicine. Rick is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
A native of Hamilton, Ohio, Rick now lives in Medford. He enjoys movies, reading, road trips, and whitewater rafting.
Rick was drawn to La Clinica by its mission and by the desire to serve.
“The mission of La Clinica fits with my personal belief that quality health care should be provided to every patient regardless of the level of insurance the patient has,” he said. “I give my best to my patients. I want them to feel comfortable with the level of communication that they can tell me what’s really going on because I am able to help them better.”